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Torani Summer Soiree

2022-06-06 // By Abi Lutz
Kick off summer with Torani! Join us for an event where we prepare drinks that are perfect for days at the lake, at a backyard bbq, or something to sip on while sitting poolside. These recipes will include Shaken Iced Tea's, Smoothies, Aqua Fresca and something boozy! Who? Torani What? Jessica from Torani is making an appearance by showing all of... Read More ⇒

2020 Winter Holidays & New Year's 2021 Schedule

***FedEx & UPS are experiencing drastic increases in shipping volumes which is causing delays and deliveries later than estimated Tracking in some instances.  Please order as early as possible to account for additional transit days.***   With 2020 dwindling down to its final days, our holiday season is quickly approaching. To avoid... Read More ⇒

2020 Thanksgiving Schedule (November 22nd - 28th)

It's that time of year again to reconnect with family and friends, so we will have a slightly modified schedule. We hope you have a restful holiday enjoying delicious food with the ones you love!   Thanksgiving Schedule (Week of Sunday, November 22nd-28th): Barista Pro Shop Closed: Thursday 11/26 J Street Biscuit Co.... Read More ⇒

COVID Resources for Coffee Shops & Restaurants

2020-04-07 // By Matthew Moseley
KEY COVID PREVENTION & RESPONSE RESOURCES CDC Guide for Businesses WHO COVID Prevention and Cleaning Guidance   US Chamber of Commerce Response Toolkit   BUSINESS RESOURCES SBA Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist Facebook... Read More ⇒

**CANCELED** A Night of Brunching With Dr. Smoothie | Customer Workshop

2020-02-28 // By Mikenna Curlee
After a careful review of the current situation and the potential risks for all of our customers, we have decided to cancel the Dr. Smoothie event schedule later this month, on Thursday 3/26. Due to the current status of COVID-19, our main focus is ensuring the safety of all our staff and customers. At this time, we have not determined... Read More ⇒

Give Back with David Rio | Customer Workshop

2020-01-29 // By Mikenna Curlee
Join us for a night to remember with David Rio! Learn how one company is changing the world & how you can too with the products that you carry in your shop.  Who? David Rio What? Learn about an epic and intriguing tale of compassion, determination, and how good people and great chai can make a difference. When? 4:30 - 6:30 pm... Read More ⇒

A Clean Start with Urnex | Customer Workshop

2020-01-01 // By Mikenna Curlee
Better Coffee starts with clean + maintained equipment. Join us for a night with special guests Urnex & Last Man to participate in a limited opportunity training. Who? Urnex & Last Man What? Join us for a limited opportunity training on: Preventative maintenance of your machines The true cost savings of keeping your system... Read More ⇒

Winter Holiday Schedule: 2019 Christmas & New Years Closures

It’s hard to believe that 2019 is dwindling down to its final days as Christmas and New Year’s Day quickly approach. To avoid any unexpected disruptions with your orders, please review the dates in this blog and mark them on your calendars. If you have any questions, please contact us before these dates to confirm delivery... Read More ⇒

2019 Thanksgiving Schedule (November 24th - 29th)

It's that time of year again to reconnect with family and friends, so we will have a slightly modified schedule. We hope you have a restful holiday enjoying delicious food with the ones you love!   Thanksgiving Schedule (Week of Monday, November 25th-29th): Customer Service Closed: Thursday 11/28 J Street Biscuit Co.... Read More ⇒

Ghirardelli Workshop | Customer Event

2019-10-18 // By Mikenna Curlee
Join us for a night with Ghirardelli Chocolate. Come enjoy delicious Ghirardelli Chocolate while learning more about their products and leave with recipe ideas perfect for the upcoming holiday season! Who? Ghirardelli Chocolate  What? Chocolate for the Holidays! When? 4:30 - 6:00 pm on... Read More ⇒

Colorado Springs Caffeine Crawl | Ticket Giveaway

2019-10-02 // By Mikenna Curlee
We will be giving away two pairs of tickets to this year's Caffeine Crawl in Colorado Springs, CO! These giveaways will take place on our social media platforms, so head over to our Facebook & Instagram pages and enter to win!! Rules To Enter  Facebook: • Like & Follow our Facebook Page... Read More ⇒

Instagrammable Workshop | Customer Event

2019-09-20 // By Mikenna Curlee
Sharing captivating drink images on social media is a free & easy way to get customers interested in what you have to offer. Join us to learn how to easily create and capture picture perfect beverages!  Who? Levi Anderson from DaVinci Syrups What? Join us to learn how to easily create and capture picture perfect beverages! From... Read More ⇒

Get Found for FREE! Increasing Sales using Google Business Listings

2019-08-30 // By Mikenna Curlee
Want to get your business name out there, but don’t know where to start? Join us to learn how to increase sales using Google Business Listing! You'll receive basic, actionable tips about creating/claiming and managing your listing plus ideas for leveraging the newest features!  Who? Barista Pro Shop [Presenter - Matthew Moseley] ... Read More ⇒

Two Leaves and a Bud Tea Party | Customer Event

2019-08-01 // By Mikenna Curlee
Join us for a tea party hosted by Two Leaves and a Bud. This tasting features local Grab 'n Go items that pair perfectly with the wide range of teas offered by Two Leaves.  Who? Two Leaves and a Bud What? Learn more about Two Leaves and a Bud at this tea party tasting. Also gain knowledge about the different local grab 'n go items... Read More ⇒

Torani Training | Customer Event

2019-07-01 // By Mikenna Curlee
Join us for a night with Torani! Come learn about Torani in a hands-on training featuring a wide range of Torani products. Leave with recipe ideas for italian sodas, flavored energy drinks, cold brew & more!  Who? Torani What? Learn more about Torani through this hands-on training featuring a wide range of Torani... Read More ⇒

It's the End of the Line for Big Train OnTrack Rewards

2019-06-12 // By Mikenna Curlee
Big Train has decided to discontinue their current OnTrack Rewards program. Thursday June 20th, 2019 is the last day that orders of Big Train will earn OnTrack Rewards points. Some important dates to keep in mind: You must submit all open invoices to the OnTrack Rewards portal by June 20th to receive purchase credit on the program.... Read More ⇒

Latte Art Class Sponsored by Pacific Natural Foods | Customer Event

2019-06-07 // By Mikenna Curlee
Join us for our Latte Art Class sponsored by Pacific Natural Foods. Elevate your drink presentation in this hands on latte art training. We will be going over the basics of steaming as well as pouring with milk and Pacific Natural Foods Barista Series Alternative Milks! Plus, it's FREE! Who? This event is sponsored by... Read More ⇒

Toddy | Customer Event

2019-05-02 // By Mikenna Curlee
Join us for a night with Toddy! Come learn about the history & basics of cold brew with an overview of different brewing methods. Get advanced expertise from professionals that are ready to help you with your cold brew program! Plus, it is completely FREE! Who? Toddy What? An informative training that will teach you the history... Read More ⇒

Dr. Smoothie | Customer Event

2019-03-29 // By Mikenna Curlee
Join us for a night with Dr. Smoothie! Come participate in a hands on training featuring the NEW Dr. Smoothie Refreshers. Leave with recipe ideas for a variety of shaker drinks and cocktails made with Dr. Smoothie products! Plus, it is completely FREE! Who? Dr. Smoothie  What? A hands-on training to learn more about the... Read More ⇒

Monin | Customer Event

2019-03-04 // By Mikenna Curlee
                Join us for a night with Monin! Come enjoy delicious food & beverages made with Monin products while learning more about their company. Leave with recipe ideas and applications for a variety of Monin products! Plus, IT IS FREE! Who? Monin What? Learn more... Read More ⇒

Hollander Chocolate Training | Customer Event

2019-01-11 // By Mikenna Curlee
Join us for a night with Hollander Chocolate! Come enjoy delicious Hollander chocolate while learning more about their chocolate processing and leave with recipe ideas perfect for Valentine's Day! This is a great opportunity for you to learn more about this brand whose main two focuses are giving back and the use of quality ingredients.... Read More ⇒

Winter Holiday Schedule: 2018 Christmas & New Years Closures

2018-11-26 // By Mikenna Curlee
 It’s hard to believe that 2018 is dwindling down to its final days as Christmas and New Year’s Day fast approach. Please review the dates in this blog and mark them on your calendars. Contact us before these dates to confirm delivery and to ensure that you have enough supplies to get you through the Holidays.  We hope... Read More ⇒

Thanksgiving Schedule (November 18th - 24th)

2018-11-01 // By Mikenna Curlee
It's that time of year again to reconnect with family and friends, so we will have a slightly modified schedule. We hope you have a restful holiday enjoying delicious food with the ones you love!   Thanksgiving Schedule (Week of November 18th-24th): Customer Service Closed: Thursday 11/22 Bakery Closed: Wednesday 11/21 &... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest Denver: Rocky Mountain Highlights

2018-06-18 // By Katie Mingo
               Last week, Coffee Fest convened in Denver, Colorado for the sunshine, mountain air, and even a big blue bear! Since Colorado is the site of Barista Pro Shop’s main warehouse, we have eagerly awaited this home state event and sharing the experience of Colorado specialty... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest Denver 2018

2018-04-20 // By Dana Schlingman
Join Us at Coffee Fest Denver to Get in the Loop  Ready to Register? Save 50% on General Admission when you REGISTER with BPS Coupon Code: 83112   Profit from the products & knowledge that we provide with our full-circle service. Coffee Fest is coming to the Mile High City and we couldn’t be... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest Baltimore 2018

2018-01-11 // By Dana Schlingman
Care to join us for an unconventional coffee date? Connect with coffee professionals, sample the newest products and learn about everything from roasting to cupping March 16-18th at Coffee Fest Baltimore. With Latte Art, Espresso and Cold Brew Competitions and exhibitors from across the nation, CoffeeFest offers plenty to see - don't miss this... Read More ⇒

Winter Holiday Schedule - 2017 Christmas & New Years Day Closures

2017-11-30 // By Multiple Authors
Christmas Closures (Week of Monday December 25th - 29th): Customer Service Closed: Monday 12/25 Bakery Closed: Monday 12/25 Roaster Closed: Monday 12/25 - Monday 1/1  ***If you have an urgent need for a coffee order, please contact us and we will work on providing you with a timely solution. BPS Delivery Routes Will Not Be... Read More ⇒

Thanksgiving Schedule (November 19th-25th)

2017-11-03 // By Dana Schlingman
It's that time of year again to reconnect with family and friends so we will have a slightly modified schedule.  We hope you have a restful holiday enjoying delicious food with the ones you love!   Thanksgiving Schedule (Week of November 19th-25th): Customer Service Closed: Thursday 11/23 Bakery Closed: Wednesday 11/22 &... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest Chicago 2017

2017-05-18 // By Dana Schlingman
Who’s excited for Coffee Fest Chicago?  I can’t believe it’s already time to start gearing up for another show! At BPS we’ve been designing print materials, shipping displays and planning for our trip to the windy city. This time around Matthew, Elyse, Tia and Danielle will be manning, or rather wo-manning, our booth... Read More ⇒

CoffeeFest Nashville Recap

2017-03-31 // By Dana Schlingman
While no one returned with a velvet, rhinestone encrusted Elvis suit, it is safe to say that Barista Pro Shop's trip to Music City was a success! Personally I think it’s a cryin’ shame that Matthew didn’t pick up some blue suede to accent his eyes - but that’s just me. (Alright, I think I shook all of the Elvis puns out of... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest Nashville 2017

2017-02-12 // By Dana Schlingman
Mark your calendars and make your travel accommodations, Coffee Fest Nashville is quickly approaching and you don’t want to miss it! Whether you are a new barista eager to learn more or a seasoned shop owner who has worked up through the ranks, Coffee Fest is an excellent place to grow and network. With hundreds of attendees and exhibitors... Read More ⇒

May The 4th Be With You

2016-06-27 // By Lizzy Baldwin
As we near Independence Day, we often find ourselves in search of special ways to show our patriotism. 4th of July themed drinks are always fun, but if you don't have the time there are still great ways to show your colors! Why not show off your red, white, and blue by dressing up the drinks you already sell in your café? Cruzin' Caps are... Read More ⇒

Meet The Producers 4.0 roundup

2016-05-23 // By Samuel Goldring
  The booths are shutterd and peace has descended. A broom is wearily sweeping up the remnants of yesterday’s excitement. Meet the producers has closed out once again. Time to say goodbye to old friends and new, whilst taking stock of all that we’ve accomplished. This year has been particularly noteworthy in that we’ve... Read More ⇒

Are you a Master of the Free Pour? Prove it after Meet the Producers

2016-04-22 // By Lizzy Baldwin
Stick around after Meet the Producers on Thursday, May 5, 2016 for a special event presented by Barista Pro Shop. This year, Barista Pro Shop is hosting Master the Pour, a Thursday Night Throwdown sponsored by UNIC and Morning Fresh Dairy! Come to watch or come to compete, but no matter what - come enjoy free beer from a local brewery and a... Read More ⇒

You're Invited to Meet the Producers 4.0!

2016-04-08 // By Matthew Moseley
On May 5th, better known as Cinco de Mayo, Barista Pro Shop will be celebrating much more than just the heroic military victory of Mexican forces; we will be celebrating specialty coffee with Meet the Producers! Yes, you read that correctly; Meet the Producers is back!  Not only is this our 4th time hosting this event; this time around we are... Read More ⇒

Holiday Hours 2015

2015-12-10 // By Bic Vu
Important Notice about BPS Holiday Hours As the year come to a close, we would like to thank our loyal customers for being a part of BPS.  2015 has been a wonderful year with new products and new faces.  It is time for us to take a break and spend some time with friends and family.   In addition to being closed for Christmas and... Read More ⇒

#MightyLeafMonday: Free Mighty Leaf Tea? I Might As Well…..

2015-11-17 // By Matthew Moseley
How does a FREE tea sampler from Mighty Leaf sound?  What if we told you, that all you have to do to receive it was snap a photo? If that sounds like a nice way to start your week, keep reading to find out how you can enter for a chance to win. It’s true, Mighty Leaf wants to see how you enjoy your favorite teas.  So, from now... Read More ⇒

BPS Thanksgiving Schedule 2015

2015-11-12 // By Bic Vu
Important Notice about BPS Holiday Hours - UPDATED 11/19/2015 Here at Barista Pro Shop, we are strong proponents of offering a continuous and infinite supply of caffeine.  However, the holidays are meant for spending time with friends and family; so, our owners have deemed that the BPS® Staff needs to take some time off to rejuvenate our... Read More ⇒

Caffeine Crawl Colorado - Coffee, Camaraderie, and Competition

2015-07-16 // By Matthew Moseley
*Throwdown details updated 7/31/2015. Do you love quality coffee, tea, or chocolate?  Would you like to spend a day visiting multiple cafés or coffee shops to enjoy samples and learn more about their products?  If you answered yes to either of these questions, then you need to come crawl with us!  Caffeine Crawl is making... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest Chicago 2015 - Winners and Wrap Up

2015-06-16 // By Matthew Moseley
A week and a half ago as we were rolling out of bed, the fog was rolling into downtown Chicago engulfing its iconic skyline.  This gloomy weather was in stark contrast to all the bright and shining faces eager to participate in workshops, compete for their title in the Central Region of Coffee Fest, and see the latest and greatest products for... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest Chicago 2015 - It's Going Down in Chi-Town

2015-05-22 // By Matthew Moseley
Coffee Fest Chicago 2015 is officially two weeks from today!  Which means all of the competitors are finalized and you can start mapping out where to find your favorite brands on the show floor.  Also, if you haven’t reserved your spot on one of the Caffeine Crawl routes yet now is the time before they all fill up!  Caffeine... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest Chicago 2015 - You’ll Be Blown Away by the New Additions to This Show

2015-04-20 // By Matthew Moseley
Coffee Fest Chicago 2015: June 5-7, at Navy Pier Oh how time flies, we’ve blown through the first quarter of the year, and do you know what that means?  You guessed it, the second Coffee Fest Show of this year is almost upon us.  That’s right, Coffee Fest Chicago is just 7 weeks away which means it’s time to start... Read More ⇒

Loose Leaf Tea Training Event: Are You Ready to Par-TEA?

2015-04-03 // By Matthew Moseley
Tea is one the most consumed beverages across the globe; falling just behind water.  Here in the US, tea has not seen as much focus and attention as it now captures; since arguably the Boston Tea Party.  Which means if you’re still not capitalizing on this growing trend, now’s your time! Tea can come in many forms and... Read More ⇒

Raise Your Shot Glasses We Turned 21! #CHEERSBPS

2015-03-23 // By Matthew Moseley
How much fun is a birthday party if the only person attending is you? Absolutely none!  No one wants to celebrate a birthday or any milestone by themselves, and here at Barista Pro Shop we are no different.  This January, marked our 21st year supplying the specialty coffee industry and we wanted to do something special to celebrate the... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest Atlanta -- Is Now Gone with the Winners...

2015-02-16 // By Matthew Moseley
Just over a week ago, Coffee Fest had Atlanta buzzing with café owners and baristas alike looking to show off their skills or find the next breakthrough product to implement on or behind their bar.  Coffee fanatics flew in from all over the US as well as some international competitors representing Japan in the latte art competition. The... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest Atlanta 2015 - Coffee, Conversations, and Competition

2015-02-03 // By Matthew Moseley
If you’re not already headed to Coffee Fest Atlanta, you better hop in your car, on a bus, or in the luggage compartment of the next plane headed to Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.  Believe me, you will not want to miss the inaugural Coffee Fest tradeshow in Atlanta which kicks off this Friday, February 6th. Coffee Fest is essentially a... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest Atlanta - Don't Rest this Weekend Until You've Registered

2015-01-16 // By Matthew Moseley
As the holiday season fades into a distant memory and every passing moment seems as good of a time as any other to break your year’s resolutions, we realize that January is quickly passing us by.  The end of January not only means, 1 month down and 11 more to go; it also means, Coffee Fest Atlanta has arrived.  That’s right... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest Atlanta - The Trade Show that is Peachy Keen!

2014-12-19 // By Matthew Moseley
“If it looks like coffee, smells like coffee, goes well with coffee or is coffee, you are guaranteed to find it at Coffee Fest.” Do you like coffee? Do you like trying new things?  Find all this and a cup of tea or two at Coffee Fest Atlanta!  This year the nation’s favorite specialty coffee and gourmet tea trade show... Read More ⇒

BPS® 2014 Holiday Closures

2014-11-14 // By Liam Bucher
To our wonderful customers, This is a notification of the Barista Pro Shop® holiday schedule, please review the dates in this blog and mark them on your calendars. Please contact us before those dates to confirm delivery and to ensure that you have enough supplies to get you through the Holidays. Thanksgiving: Customer Service Closed:... Read More ⇒

Coming Together for H2OPE

2014-11-13 // By Liam Bucher, Matthew Moseley, and Michelle DeBruyn
Did you know that more people die from lack of water and sanitation each year than are killed by all forms of violence, including war? Well it’s true: one in nine people on this earth lack access to clean, safe drinking water. This should be a startling fact; we typically take water’s role in our day-to-day activities for granted.... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest PDX - A Coffee Show for a Coffee City

2014-10-23 // By Matthew Moseley
A week ago today Portland, Oregon was completely overrun and further immersed in the specialty coffee scene. The festivities began Thursday with the first of two days for the Portland edition of Caffeine Crawl which was sure to excite with numerous notable roasters, coffee shops, tea purveyors, and even a chocolaterie or two!  Friday, would... Read More ⇒

Will We be Seeing You in 2 Weeks for Meet the Producers?

2014-09-18 // By Matthew Moseley
Can you hear that hustling and bustling?  No not all the leaves changing and blowing about; and, no not that huge crowd eagerly lining up to order their morning jolt from your shop.  That’s the sound of the BPS® crew hastily preparing to host Meet the Producers 2014, from re-organizing our café to receiving a plethora of... Read More ⇒

Mark your Calendars, Make the Trek to Loveland, and Meet these Producers

2014-09-05 // By Matthew Moseley
Still haven’t RSVP’d for Meet the Producers?  After you see who is exhibiting and all the products they’ll be showcasing, you’re sure to rethink that choice.  With over 35 brands either attending or exhibiting products, you’re sure to find something new and exciting! Meet the Producers is not only a fun way... Read More ⇒

Meet the Producers: Where Brands and Baristas Collide!

2014-08-08 // By Liam Bucher
WOOOOO!!! We are getting excited over here at BPS. We are two months away from the next Meet The Producers Event! You know what that means!... Wait, you don’t? Well, each year we invite our manufacturing partners out to Colorado to exhibit at our Loveland location, then we invite all of our wonderful customers (you!) to join us in the fun.... Read More ⇒

It's a Wrap! Barista Nation Denver That Is

2014-08-06 // By Matthew Moseley
Almost two weeks ago now, the Colorado specialty coffee community joined together for Barista Nation in a very unique space in Denver known as Galvanize.  Galvanize, meaning to “shock or excite (someone), typically into taking action” was a perfect indicator of what to expect.The focus of this event was “The... Read More ⇒

Barista Nation Denver-Proclaim Your Independence from Start-Up Uncertainty

2014-07-07 // By Matthew Moseley
“Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines” The one phrase that exhilarates a crowd like no other, yet is so simple.  It marks the beginning, a fresh start and the promise of exciting things to come.  So, why is starting up a business so much more nerve-racking and less enjoyable?  Uncertainty, there are numerous... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest St. Louis Write Up

2014-06-06 // By Liam Bucher
Well, another show down, another successful and fun filled weekend! One week after Coffee Fest St. Louis began we are still talking about all of the wonderful people we met at the show. Thank you to everyone who was able to make it out to Coffee Fest and stop by our booth to chat! Thursday morning was an early one, heading to the airport at 4:30... Read More ⇒

Do You Know Where to Find What You Want and What You Need to Know?

2014-02-14 // By Matthew Moseley
Barista Pro Shop is passionate about our industry.  The specialty coffee industry is so dynamic that the production of every cup spans not only various professional disciplines but also many different continents.  This diversity is what incites the enthusiasm behind a commodity that has transformed into a full on obsession.   Since,... Read More ⇒

Share Your Story: The Big Bean in Severna Park, MD

2014-01-31 // By Matthew Moseley
Meet The Big Bean “The Big Bean is a cozy, friendly store where people can take a break from their busy day to pick up a delicious cup of brewed coffee or espresso drink.” The Big Bean is an independent coffee shop in Severna Park, Maryland.  They opened shop January 1, 2000 and it was such an important grand opening Juan... Read More ⇒

Is Your Holiday Spirit Worth $50?

2013-12-11 // By Matthew Moseley
The holiday season is in full-swing and BPS couldn’t be more excited.  Nothing gets that holiday spirit invigorated like some festive decorations.   // // Post by Barista Pro Shop. Photo submissions should be fun and show your holiday spirit within your shop, home, or office.  As long as you tag us... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest Seattle Recap

2013-10-07 // By Liam Bucher
Seattle, WA… commonly pictured as a gloomy, rainy city, nestled in between Puget Sound and Lake Washington (both stunning to look at). This past weekend, a few BPS® peeps ventured to this city for the always entertaining Coffee Fest. Together on this trip was Jay, Jon Weller, Dottie (and her husband, Mike), and me. The flight to Seattle... Read More ⇒

Meet the Producers this Thursday!

2013-09-10 // By Jillian Peck
I hope all of you are ready for a good time! This Thursday, September 12, from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm, Meet the producers takes place right here at Barista Pro Shop, located at 5888 Wright Dr. Loveland, CO 80538. We are setting up for raffles, scavenger hunts, food and beverages, goodie bags, and best of all, booths for the products you, your... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest Chicago Wrap-Up

2013-06-14 // By Liam Bucher
With a smooth flight in and a nice ride into the city, Coffee Fest Chicago was underway. Arriving Thursday, the Barista Pro Shop crew worked furiously to set up the booth and get organized for an early Friday morning. Following set up, we were able to explore a little of Chicago and the Navy Pier, taking in the sites, especially me as this was my... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest Chicago, Double Time!

2013-05-31 // By Jillian Peck
Get ready, get set, go... to Coffee Fest Chicago! It’s coming up fast, so we hope you are ready with tickets in hand! Come join Barista Pro Shop in discovering out all that’s new in the world of coffee: It’s the perfect time of year, the latest and greatest product are here. So while you contemplate the transition of your own... Read More ⇒

Cappuccine Blending Class at Coffee Fest Chicago

2013-05-14 // By Liam Bucher
Coffee Fest Chicago is set to begin on June 7th, ending on June 10th at the Chicago Navy Pier. There is so much to experience at a trade show like Coffee Fest; new products, professional competitions, and chatting with all of your favorite companies. While these are the highlights of the show, throughtout the weekend there are a number of classes... Read More ⇒

Lets Take a Moment to Celebrate Mom

2013-05-10 // By Jillian Peck
A toast to her kind, but firm loving heart. To all the times we’ve let her down and all the times she’s taken us back. For the grief we’ve given her, and her ability to brush it off without a second thought. To the strength it must take in how easily she has put us first, without claim for the credit: Mother, nothing can quite... Read More ⇒

Come Visit Barista Pro Shop at Coffee Fest Chicago

2013-05-07 // By Jillian Peck
Hear ye, hear ye! All coffee lovers, mark your calendars for the 7th-10th of June! This is when you want to be at the Chicago Navy Pier to celebrate the world of coffee with Barista Pro Shop at Coffee Fest Chicago, where anything and everything related is found in one place.   There’s a reason Coffee Fest is such a magical event; like... Read More ⇒

The 25th SCAA Event

2013-04-11 // By Liam Bucher
Today marks the beginning of the 25th annual Specialty Coffee Association of America Exposition, yes, 25 years! With hundreds of exhibitors in the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, the specialty coffee industry reveals new products, new innovations, and gives attendees the chance to catch up with one another. There is also a number of... Read More ⇒

Barista Pro Shop, One Stop Shopping!

2013-03-27 // By Dottie Foley
Barista Pro Shop is a one stop shop for all things Specialty Coffee. We offer products to businesses, but also to individuals for home use. Besides our fast 1 to 3 day shipping time we also deliver to our local business customers from our warehouses in Loveland, Colorado and Londonderry, New Hampshire.   We pride ourselves on quality and... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest NYC - Wrap Up!

2013-03-14 // By Kari Guddeck
Amidst weather reports of snow, wind, rain, and cold we landed in NYC ready to be warmed by another Coffee Fest New York City show.  Thursday night’s weather didn’t disappoint.  A blustery wind blew wet snow around us as we walked around Times Square, but it actually lent a surprisingly cozy and beautiful ambiance to the... Read More ⇒

New Function on Brand Pages

2013-03-08 // By Liam Bucher
Barista Pro Shop has seen a lot of growth over the past few years. With the addition of new brands to our product line, there are even more products being added and it may be a difficult decision to choose exactly which product to put into your shopping cart. Perhaps you would like to gain some information on products, or learn how to use others.... Read More ⇒

St. Patrick's Day Steps Closer and Closer

2013-03-04 // By Liam Bucher
March, a month which brings many things such as; mustaches, daylight savings time, Spring, March Madness and St. Patrick’s Day. There is a lot to celebrate and many different ways to go about it. Hosting a party, going out on the town, or following the rainbow to capture the Leprechaun and his pot of gold, it’s really up to you. Barista... Read More ⇒

FoamAroma in the News

2013-02-25 // By Liam Bucher
FoamAroma, a dynamic lid amongst the coffee to-go, brings us closer to our coffee. This one of a kind lid was designed as the ultimate complement to your favorite coffee and tea beverages, enhancing the aroma of your drink, comfortable sipping, and near spill proof when traveling. At the recent Crunchies Awards in Silicon Valley, FoamAroma captured... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest New York is Almost Here

2013-02-22 // By Liam Bucher
It’s so close I can taste it... or smell it? I’m not sure which one, but Coffee Fest New York is two weeks away from today, on March 8th. Hopefully everyone is as excited about the event as us. This new year, although young right now, has brought with it a lot of exciting happenings around the specialty coffee industry. It’s... Read More ⇒

Da Vinci Sauces Get a New Look

2013-02-20 // By Liam Bucher
A new look for Da Vinci Sauces, gone is the old packaging, but the same great taste is what you will find when you pump the delicious sauces into your specialty drinks. The new gourmet sauces come in a sleek ½ gallon bottle with a new ½ oz. pump.The change follows Da Vinci’s goal for simple, flavorful syrups and sauces which... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest New York

2013-02-06 // By Liam Bucher
It’s that time of the year everyone! Coffee Fest is back so pack up your bags and head out the door to the Big Apple. Coffee Fest New York will take place from March 8th-10th. The best trade show for specialty coffee and tea industries is hosting the annual meeting starting next month with two more following at later dates; Chicago on June... Read More ⇒

Staying in for New Years?

2012-12-27 // By Kari Guddeck
I’ve been asking a lot of random people what they’re doing for New Year’s Eve this year (and polled our facebook friends), and the overwhelming response has been ‘staying in’.  That’s right; most people have told me they’ll be enjoying a quiet evening at home.  This article from AOL Daily Finance... Read More ⇒

Holiday Schedule

2012-12-06 // By Tia Peck
It’s hard to believe that 2012 is dwindling down to its final days as Christmas and New Year’s Day fast approach.  We hope that all of you are having a wonderful winter season!    Christmas schedule: BPS offices, warehouses, and bakery will be closed Mon. 12/24 and will reopen on Wed. 12/26.     New... Read More ⇒

Thanksgiving schedule

The office, warehouse, and bakery will all be closed Wed 11/21 through Fri 11/24.  We will reopen on Mon 11/26.  Deliveries will be made as usual on Tuesday 11/20 and Wednesday 11/21. If you have any questions about deliveries, adding to a standing order or would like to place an order early please contact us @ 1-866-776-5288   ... Read More ⇒

NEW! Torie & Howard Organic Hard Candies (they ship free!)

2012-07-12 // By Kari Guddeck
It all started in New York City.  Jon, Jay, and I were working hard at Coffee Fest and noticed the colorful, and quite lovely, little booth next to ours.  Candies wrapped in green, red, pink, and orange papers were overflowing from baskets and boxes and…well, they seemed to be everywhere.  During a break in the action at our... Read More ⇒

The Lid for a better coffee experience!!

2012-05-09 // By Tia Peck
BPS would like to introduce FoamAroma®! A great new product recently added to our catalog. This new hot cup lid is specifically designed to enhance your coffee experience. The FoamAroma® lid has an angled surface drink hole that gives access to the foam at all tilt angles of the cup. The drink hole is tall enough to allow the consumer to... Read More ⇒

Get Your Pour On! - Monin Sponsored Latté Art Classes

2012-04-27 // By Kari Guddeck
We hosted two free latté art classes on Wednesday; the first of a series of free classes we will be offering.  We would like to send out a great big ‘THANK YOU’ to our sponsor Monin, to all of the attendees, and to our instructor Josh Taves of Northern Colorado Barista Training.  Thank you, thank you, thank you! Ever... Read More ⇒

New Monin Fruit Smoothies

2012-04-18 // By Tia Peck
Monin's new blender ready fruit smoothie mixes are a great addition to any spring and summer menu!     Made with only Natural ingredients     No artificial flavors, color or preservatives     Gluten Free     Aseptically packaged for fresh taste     Just pour over ice... Read More ⇒

Jet & Caffe D’Amore Frozen Drink Fiesta Wrap Up

2012-04-06 // By Kari Guddeck
It was great seeing so many people at our frozen drink fiesta on Wed!  Jared and Lani from Kerry (Jet/Caffe D’Amore/Da Vinci) were on hand to blend up the latest flavors from Jet and Caffe D’Amore.  We enjoyed Margaritas and Frozen Lemon Drops made from Jet’s new Margarita, Lite Margarita, and Arctic Lemonade... Read More ⇒

St. Patrick's Day Drink Specials

2012-03-14 // By Tia Peck
St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and I have received many requests for some great holiday drink recipes. So, after putting my brain (and a few other BPS staff members) to work we came up with a few drinks we think you will enjoy.           Leap’n LeprechaunIn a 16 oz. glass add 1 oz of Monin... Read More ⇒

Introducing new Flavors from Jet!!

2012-03-07 // By Tia Peck
Jet Black Cherry Non-fat Yogurt Smoothie has arrived and is making a bold, mouthwatering, taste bud tingling, appearance in the BPS warehouse. It combines the perfect balance of sweet black cherries with creamy yogurt for the ultimate smoothie experience. Jet has also expanded their line with Arctic Lemonade Frozen Beverage Mix with the ultimate... Read More ⇒

See Who is Exhibiting at Coffee Fest NY!

2012-02-29 // By Tia Peck
Coffee Fest New York is only two weeks away and we are not the only ones excited about the event.  Many Manufacturers have been preparing for this great event just as we have and would love for you to stop by and say hello. So if you are in the New York area, come find us March 9th-11th at the Javits Center (and don’t forget to pick up a... Read More ⇒

Another Reason to Visit our Booth at Coffee Fest New York…

2012-02-23 // By Kari Guddeck
Coffee Fest New York is right around the corner (March 9-11, to be exact).  We haven’t exhibited at a show for six years, so we’re pretty excited about this one!  We’d love to meet you, so stop on by booth #343 if you're attending.  Make sure to enter to win a Nuova Simonelli Oscar espresso machine while you're... Read More ⇒

Visit BPS at Coffee Fest NY and Win an Espresso Machine!

2012-02-21 // By Kari Guddeck
If you follow us on facebook or twitter or if you read this blog, then you’re probably aware that we are uber excited to be exhibiting at Coffee Fest New York this March.  BPS peeps attend Coffee Fest shows and SCAA events regularly, but it’s been six years since we’ve had a booth at a trade show (hence the excitement). ... Read More ⇒

Trip Report: Day 2, Jay and Jon in San Fran

2012-02-10 // By Jay Weller
  We started today off bright and early in Orange County.  First, we headed over to Mocafe.  We had a terrific meeting with Tom, Richard and Peter.  We've carried Mocafe products for a long time and we continue to be impressed with the quality of their offerings.  We talked a lot about some of the cool stuff we've been... Read More ⇒

Trip Report: Jay and Jon in San Fran

2012-02-09 // By Jay Weller
  We're at the end of day one of 2 ambitious days of vendor visits.  Jon and I took a late flight last night from Boston to San Francisco.  We arrived at our hotel around 11:00 pm and got a good night's sleep.  At 9:00 am Tessa from David Rio was gracious enough to pick us up at our airport hotel and bring us to downtown San... Read More ⇒

Today is National Irish Coffee Day

2012-01-25 // By Tia Peck
You don’t need an excuse to drink coffee but sometimes it helps especially if you want to add a little whiskey.   Happy National Irish Coffee Day!! What better way to shake off the January chill than a hot cup of Joe with a shot of whiskey and a layer of cream on top? Irish coffee (Irish: Caifé Gaelach) is a cocktail... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest New York

2012-01-18 // By Tia Peck
Coffee Fest New York 2012 is less than 2 months away and here at Barista Pro Shop we are getting pretty excited for the event. Not only will you have the opportunity to see over 150 exhibition booths featuring the newest products related to the specialty coffee and tea industries, but you will also get a chance to talk with factory reps and company... Read More ⇒

National Chocolate day

2011-12-28 // By Tia Peck
    You have three days left until you have to commit to your New Year’s resolution so why not indulge yourself in the meantime and celebrate National Chocolate day with your favorite mocha.   If you need a little help discovering a favorite or just want to try something new then I have a few National Chocolate day recipes... Read More ⇒

Happy Holidays everyone!!

2011-12-20 // By Tia Peck
I hope we were able to help you find the perfect gift or stocking stuffer this year, but if you still need to place an order don’t worry you still have time. Our Colorado warehouse will be open normal hours this week and next Monday- Friday, 8am- 4pm. Our New Hampshire warehouse will only be closed Monday 12/26. UPS and Fedex will not be... Read More ⇒

A Sweet Event - Ghirardelli Chocolate and Wine

2011-12-02 // By Kari Guddeck
It’s hard to go wrong hosting an event that focuses on chocolate.  Throw some wine/spirit and chocolate pairings in the mix and you’re pretty much golden.  Our presenters, Grant from Gourmet Source and Rick from Ghirardelli, were a wealth of chocolaty knowledge.  That’s right; we didn’t just eat chocolate and... Read More ⇒

Thanksgiving, Birthdays, and Other Goings on at BPS

2011-11-22 // By Kari Guddeck
I find it hard to believe that I’m writing about the start of ‘that time of year again’…but, I’m determined to shake the denial and embrace the season!  Let’s begin by expressing our deep gratitude for all of you.  We’re heading into our 18th year of business, and we’ve considered it a... Read More ⇒

Did you know that Barista Pro Shop is a Member of the Specialty Coffee Association of America?

2011-11-09 // By Tia Peck
The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) is a network of thousands of organizations and industry professionals who share a common goal: To make great coffee.  The SCAA is a resource on important issues and information relevant to the specialty coffee industry. With the SCAA, we have access to years of research on quality standards,... Read More ⇒

Top Secret Smoothie Testing

2011-11-04 // By Kari Guddeck
Temps are pretty chilly and there’s snow on the ground in CO, but we’re always up for a new product tasting at BPS….even if it is a freezing cold drink.  We’ll keep the brand confidential, but we’ll fill you in on a few details:  we tasted a mango and strawberry smoothie, it is a pour over ice and blend... Read More ⇒

Denver Caffeine Crawl

2011-10-26 // By Tia Peck
The Crawl is designed to give individuals an opportunity to learn, share and experience what the passionate baristas, tea soms, specialty coffee roasters and other local, artisan producers in their communities bring to the table. The Denver Crawl visited 6 shops on a chartered bus. Each ticket provided attendees with a guided tour of the shops,... Read More ⇒

Part Deux: Coffee Fest Seattle Wrap Up

2011-10-13 // By Kari Guddeck
Saturday * This was a BPS meeting heavy day.  Jay, Jon, and I met for most of the day.  We walked over to the convention center to watch the sneak peak of CNBC’s new movie “The Coffee Addiction”.  I was astounded by the figure of 400 million cups of coffee are drank per day in the U.S.  I was also a little... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest Seattle Wrap Up: Part 1

2011-10-11 // By Kari Guddeck
  Yet another Coffee Fest Seattle has come and gone.  Seattle’s infamous fall weather kept us under umbrellas and fighting frizzy hair last year, but sunny skies and 80+ degree weather greeted attendees this year.  It was great weather to bum around the city, but maybe not so great for attendance numbers.  The show floor... Read More ⇒

Who's going to Coffee Fest?

2011-09-14 // By Tia Peck
  It is time for the 20th Annual Coffee Fest Seattle 2011! This event gives passionate coffee and tea professionals the opportunity to learn new skills, check out new products, and network with others in the industry. Coffee Fest Seattle 2011 with be held at the Washington State Convention Center on September 23 - 25, 2011. Coffee Fest has... Read More ⇒

Latté Art with Turtle Rock

2011-08-25 // By Kari Guddeck
We’re fresh off of the second latté art class held in our Colorado Training Cafe, and we're excited!  The awesome crew from Turtle Rock in Laramie, WY joined us on Saturday to learn the basics of pouring latté art and strategize methods for implementing their newly honed skills in the café.  These... Read More ⇒

New Warehouse Racking!

2011-08-03 // By Tia Peck
New Hampshire is building up!! It looks like the weather out East is going to cooperate with a high of seventy-eight degrees today, as our New Hampshire crew works on putting up new racks in their warehouse. With these new racks our New Hampshire warehouse will be able to store even more product and be able to fulfill the needs of our... Read More ⇒

MANE Artisan Coffee Conference

2011-07-29 // By Kari Guddeck
I’m psyched.  That probably deserved an exclamation point!  The Mid Atlantic North East (MANE) Artisan Coffee Conference, hosted by New Harvest Coffee Roasters, will be held Fri, Oct 7 – Sun, Oct 9.  If you saw me in the weeks following last year’s MANE event, you no doubt heard me talking about it.  I should... Read More ⇒

First Latte Art Class

2011-07-20 // By Tia Peck
Our First Latte Art Class was a complete success!! In the beginning I think we were all a little nervous but after a few jokes and a lot of spilt milk the night really took off.  With a small group of about seven (the staff of a local coffee shop) it made it easy for everyone to participate in every aspect of the lesson and really get... Read More ⇒

Let them eat oatmeal! Introducing Umpqua Oats!

2011-06-23 // By Kari Guddeck
We’re psyched about our latest catalog addition.  Say hello to Umpqua Oats!!  Ok, so you’re wondering ‘why are you so psyched about oatmeal? Isn’t that kind of boring?’  Well, we’re here to tell you that this oatmeal is far from ordinary.  Umpqua Oats is an all natural oatmeal made with whole... Read More ⇒

Texas Round-Up! SCAA/USBC/Travel Highlights and Musings: Part 2

2011-05-13 // By Kari Guddeck
Day 3. Thursday. Judging USBC, Pre Show Stroll, and Grasshopper Tacos My judging load was lighter on Thursday, so I was able to get on to the trade show floor before opening day on Friday.  I usually find that I have quality and less rushed conversations with friends, sales reps, etc. if I catch them the day before the show starts; before... Read More ⇒

Texas Round-Up! SCAA/USBC/Travel Highlights and Musings: Part 1

2011-05-05 // By Kari Guddeck
Day 1, Tuesday.  Grapevine to Houston Last Tuesday, I began my ‘Lone Star State Trek’ in Grapevine at the Monin Studio Café.  Talk about a great introduction to Texas!  Jeff, Travis, and Alex were on hand to talk trends and whip some great drink creations in Monin’s jazzy little café (complete with... Read More ⇒

Time for a Trade Show?

If you’re feeling out of touch with the coffee industry, need some new ideas, have skills you’d like to brush up on, or just need a break from the daily grind (no pun intended); might we suggest attending one of the many trade shows that are scheduled throughout the year?  Trade shows are a great place to immerse yourself in... Read More ⇒

A story of a community supported barista

2011-02-28 // By Kari Guddeck
If you’re a follower of the United States Barista Competition (or of this blog), then you’re probably aware of the restructuring that took place for the 2011 season.  Ten regions were combined down to 6 and entry fees for competitors were increased (from $50 to $150 BGA member, $195 SCAA member, or $300 non-member).  Although... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest Chicago Wrap Up

2011-02-22 // By Kari Guddeck
  My head and stomach are still reeling from Coffee Fest Chicago.  I judged the North Central Regional Barista Competition that started on Fri and wrapped up Sun afternoon.  I’m proud to say that I was chosen to judge the finals again – hooray!  I know I’ve said it before, but I have to say again that I find... Read More ⇒

NWRBC Winner and Wrap Up

2011-01-30 // By Kari Guddeck
The North West Regional Barista Competition has come to a close with Samuel Purvis of Coava Coffee taking top honors, besting Ryan Wilbur of Stumptown Coffee Roasters by only .5 of a point!  Third place went to Laila Ghambari also of Stumptown .  Samuel took an interesting route with his presentation; he focused less on specific tasting... Read More ⇒

NWRBC Finals!

2011-01-30 // By Kari Guddeck
Well, we’ve made it to another regional barista competition final!  Congratulations and good luck to finalists:  Laila Ghambari, Robbie Britt, Ryan Wilbur, Sarah Dooley, Samuel Purvis, and Tyler Stevens.  I’m feeling especially excited today as well, because I was asked to judge the final (woot! woot!).  I’m... Read More ⇒

NWRBC: Round 1 Day 2

2011-01-29 // By Kari Guddeck
I’m judging the second half of today’s competition, so I’m taking some time to sit in the audience and experience the competition from the audience perspective.  As usual, day two is better attended than day one.  There are quite a few folks here!  Emcee Josh Boyt and former competitor Nick Cho are spending some... Read More ⇒

NWRBC: Round 1 Day 1

2011-01-28 // By Kari Guddeck
The first day of regional competitions is always fun.  New competitors and judges can barely contain their excitement and nervousness.  Being a ‘seasoned’ judge, it’s always good to remember those intense feelings and exactly how it felt being the newbie on the scene.  I still get a little adrenaline rush and a... Read More ⇒

NWRBC Judge Certification Workshop

2011-01-27 // By Kari Guddeck
It’s been a long, coffee filled day.  The NWRBC’s judge certification workshop began at 9am this morning, and there’s no time to ease yourself into the day.  After initial introductions, you’re given a long written exam covering the USBC rules and regulations.  Today’s test consisted of multiple choice,... Read More ⇒

On the regional barista competition trail….NWRBC

2011-01-25 // By Kari Guddeck
I will be heading to the Seattle tomorrow to attend and judge (assuming that I pass the judge certification test on Thurs) the North West Regional Barista Competition (NWRBC).  The competition is the first of the 2011 season, and I for one, am psyched to get this thing started!  Dillano’s is hosting this year’s NWRBC at the... Read More ⇒

It’s National Coffee Break Day!

We're not really sure who comes up with these holidays, but we won’t complain about another day celebrating coffee.  So, what coffee are you sipping while dishing the latest around the proverbial water cooler in honor of National Coffee Break Day?  Our hopper is filled with our usual BPS Savvy Blend (fair-trade... Read More ⇒

Hello 2011!

2010 was quite a year.  Daily news stories were filled with stories of doom and gloom about the economy and worldwide unrest.  Here at BPS, we tried to keep our spirits up and focus on the best part of our business:  our customers!  We hope that you all enjoyed the holiday season, and are excited to jump into 2011!   ... Read More ⇒

Welcome Two Leaves and a Bud!

Go there.  This is the simple message from Two Leaves and a Bud; our newest tea line.  Two Leaves and Bud does go there: they visit tea gardens around the world, they taste tea in its purest native form, they interact with farmers, and their mission is “to bring the experience of the gardens back to our customers…to ‘go... Read More ⇒

2011 Regional Barista Competition Update

It’s hard to believe that the 2011 Barista Competition season kicks off in just a few weeks!  The North West Regional Barista Competition (NWRBC) will be held in Tacoma, WA on Jan 27-30.  The NWRBC will showcase baristas from WA, OR, AK, ID, MT, and WY.  We wish our WY friends (formerly Mountain Region competitors) best of... Read More ⇒

Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

The holiday season is fast approaching, so we thought we’d give you a little heads up about our Thanksgiving schedule.  The office, warehouse, and bakery will all be closed Wed 11/24 through Fri 11/26.  We will reopen on Mon 11/29.  Deliveries will be made as usual on Wed 11/24.    While we’re at it, how... Read More ⇒

Sign Up!

Are you on top of our latest products and promos?  If not, why not head on over to “Your Account” and check the box to join our mailing list and receive promotional emailings then click "update information".  We know; you’re hesitating because your inbox is already overflowing, right?  Well, let us assure... Read More ⇒

So many ways to stay in touch....

First, there was the BPS Blog, then Facebook, and now you can follow BPS onTwitter @BaristaProShop.  Thanks for making us part of your day and stay tuned; we have some fun things planned for our social media friends :)   ... Read More ⇒

MANE Artisan Coffee Conference

We are proud sponsors of the Mid Atlantic North East (MANE) Artisan Coffee Conference hosted by New Harvest Coffee and Troy Reynard. The conference will be held Friday 10/8 through Sunday 10/10 at the Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucket, RI.  The conference is geared towards baristas and owners/managers and will include several educational... Read More ⇒

Industry Snippets

Seems like I’ve run into quite a few coffee industry news snippets and happenings the past week, so I thought I’d share a few:   -  The Mid Atlantic Northeast Artisan Coffee Conference (MANE) – Let’s start with one that BPS is sponsoring!  The MANE event takes place Oct 8-10 in Pawtucket, RI. ... Read More ⇒

Halloween in Seattle, Coffee Fest Style

Coffee Fest Seattle is only a couple of months away….are you attending?  The show kicks off on Friday, October 29 and will wrap up on Halloween (Sunday 31).  There’s been a bit of controversy surrounding Coffee Fest and the SCAA’s annual The Event as of late.  The SCAA is in negotiations with the city of Seattle in... Read More ⇒

Toddy® Featured in New York Times

    Our friends at Toddy® got a great plug in the New York Times!  Remember that BPS sells the home (consumer) model for $30 and for $5 more you can get the Toddy®/BPS Coffee package (consumer model + 1lb of BPS Coffee Savvy Blend, a savings of $6.95)!  Find out for yourself what all of the cold brew buzz is about.... Read More ⇒

And the winner of the 2010 WBC is….

MICHAEL PHILLIPS (USA)!  CONGRATULATIONS, MIKE! Building a performance on coffee processing (washed, natural, honey process), Mike (from Intelligentsia) impressed judges with his knowledge and barista skill.  Way to juggle those 3 hoppers!  Intelligentsia announced earlier this year that they would not have any baristas... Read More ⇒

Watch the WBC semis and finals tomorrow!

    We’re psyched about the 2010 World Barista Competition semis and finals tomorrow, so we’re blogging about it again!  Make sure to watch the action streaming here.  The US’s Mike Phillips advanced to the semis today along with 12 other competitors – GO MIKE!!! ... Read More ⇒

New Regional Barista Competition Map is Out!

Hold the phone, folks!  The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) has posted the changes for next year’s regional barista competition, and they are significant.  The regions have been reduced to 6 (down from 10).  Looks like Colorado will join CA, AZ, UT, HI, NV, NM to make up the South West region.  Competition... Read More ⇒

World Barista Championship – UK style

Coffee folks across the globe will descend on London this week for the 11th World Barista Championship (WBC).  The U.S. will be represented by Mike Phillips from Intelligentsia.  Mike is the back to back winner of the United States Barista Championship and he placed 3rd in last year’s WBC.  Good luck Mike!   If... Read More ⇒

Jet’s got a new look

If you’ve received a carton of Jet lately and thought “hmmmm, there’s something different about this box”, you’re right!  Jet has given their smoothies a face lift, so don’t be surprised if you unpack your order and see a fresh new face.     Amy with new Jet, Pat with old... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest Minneapolis, June 4-6

      If you missed Coffee Fest Meadowlands, don’t fret!  Coffee Fest is making its way to Minneapolis, MN next week.  Things not to miss:  Millrock’s New World Latté Art Championships, Pacific Natural Foods Soy Top Cup Challenge, New Product Showcase, and the Thursday Business Summit.  Have... Read More ⇒

Follow us on Facebook!

  We’ve got a brand new way for you to follow BPS happenings; a shiny new facebook page up and running as of today!  Check us out (Barista Pro Shop) and ‘like’ us if you’re so inclined, we'd love to hear from you!... Read More ⇒

SCAA Exposition and USBC Musings

  If you’ve noticed a break in the blog action, it’s because we’ve been in Anaheim attending the SCAA Exposition and the United States Barista Competition.  What an event!  We saw many friends and made a lot of new ones, perused new products and gadgets, attended lectures, tasted a lot of great coffee, and crowned... Read More ⇒

SCAA's 22nd Annual Exposition - The Event

  The Specialty Coffee Association of America's (SCAA) Exposition, The Event, is right around the corner!  Online registration closes this Friday with the expo set to start Thurs April 15 and run through Sun 18th.  Don’t worry though, if you miss Friday’s deadline you can still register on site.  The... Read More ⇒

The 2010 NERBC Champion is……

Danielle Glasky of Stumptown Coffee Roasters (NY) took home the title of top barista in the Northeast Regional Barista Competition finals held Sunday.  Danielle used a single origin Sumatran (Indonesia Gajah Aceh) stating that it’s a coffee that many people start off drinking but then falls to the wayside as coffee drinkers’... Read More ⇒

NERBC kicks off along with the Cup Tasters Competition

Northeast Regional Barista Competition judges and competitors arrive at The Arts at the Armory events center in Somerville, MA today.  Judges have to pass a day long certification class which involves a test over the USBC rules and regulations and a few hours of tasting and evaluating espressos/capps/mock performances.  Competitors get... Read More ⇒

North East Regional Barista Competition is next week!

Baristas from NY, CT, RI, MA, ME, VT, and NH will be showing off their skills at the NERBC next week.  The competition is being held at The Center for the Arts at the Armory in Somerville, MA and is set to kick off at 12pm on Fri 3/19.  Barista Pro Shop is a proud regional sponsor and a few members of our crew will be judging and... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest Meadowlands this Weekend – Meet BPS Peeps!

Coffee Fest Meadowlands is the place to be this weekend! If you’re attending, make sure to check out these must see events:  Mid Atlantic Regional Barista Competition, the Millrock Free Pour Latté Art Contest, the Pacific Natural Foods Soy Top Cup Challenge, and the Aroma Challenge.  Find out more about all Coffee Fest... Read More ⇒

MRBC in Pictures

We can’t say ‘thank you’ enough to all of the fine folks who made last weekend’s Mountain Regional Barista Competition a success.  We had a great time, met some awesome people, tasted spectacular coffee, and watched some amazing baristas give it their all!  Thank you once again for supporting the barista craft and... Read More ⇒

And the finalists are…….

After two days of shot pulling, capp pouring, sig. bev. construction, and a fine showing by all of the MRBC competitors we have our 6 finalists!    Finalist #1 Greg Lefcourt, Ozo Coffee (CO) Finalist #2 11:12 AM - John Piquet, Caffe d'Bolla (UT)Finalist #3 11:39 AM - Ian Marquez, Off the Leaf Coffee Bar (MT)Finalist #4 12:06 PM -... Read More ⇒

Watch the MRBC Streaming Live!

Couldn’t make it to Loveland to watch the MRBC in person?  No worries!  Check it out streaming.  Competition starts at 12 MST today!... Read More ⇒

MRBC is Underway!

Today was Mountain Regional Barista Competition judge certification day.  Judges started the day taking a written test about the USBC Rules and Regulations.  They then focused their attention on taste, as they evaluated French press coffee.  The second half of the day was calibration.  Heidi from The Coffee Tree (Loveland) and... Read More ⇒

Countdown to the MRBC – Local Thanks

Some great local businesses have stepped up to host parties, donate food and drink, provide private tours, and donate door prizes.  We’d like to extend our gratitude – THANK YOU!!   We encourage you to visit their websites and shops and support these awesome folks!       ... Read More ⇒

Countdown to the MRBC -- Thanks where thanks are due!

Snow has been falling in Loveland on and off all day today, but we’re happy to report that the weather for this weekend’s competition is looking grand (mid 40’s and mostly sunny)!  The Mountain Regional Barista Competition is only a few days away, and as we signed for the delivery of the Mahlkoenig grinders today, the reality... Read More ⇒

MRBC Update - 30 Competitors!

With one week to go until the Mountain Regional Barista Competition kicks off, we’re excited to report that there are 30 confirmed baristas competing for the top spot so far!  All 5 states in the region (CO, MT, ID, UT, WY) are represented and local support has been awesome.  We could still use a few volunteers, so if you have some... Read More ⇒

MRBC Update -- Schedule of Events/Travel

The Mountain Regional Barista Competition site has been updated with the schedule of events and hotel info.  Check it out here!  We still need volunteers, so if you’re interested in participating please contact us or register to volunteer on the MRBC site.  See you soon!... Read More ⇒

MRBC -- We have a venue!

The Mountain Regional Barista Competition will be held Feb 12-14 at The Embassy Suites in Loveland, CO.  We need competitors, volunteers, and spectators!  Woo your Valentine in the land of love with free coffee and feats of barista greatness.  Have questions?  Check out the MRBC website or contact Kari@BaristaProShop.com... Read More ⇒

Trade Shows

If you’re already involved in a coffee related business, are thinking about opening your own café, or if you’re a coffee enthusiast you should think about attending a specialty coffee trade show.  Trade shows are a great way to sample different product options and explore everything new and trendy in... Read More ⇒
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